This theological commentary to the Rabbinic Midrash explores a simple proposition, in three parts: I. The reading of Scripture by principal parts of the Rabbinic Midrash is formed by compositions and composites that are animated by a cogent theological system. II. These primary components of the Midrash-compilations, further, are in part aimed at systematic demonstrations of theorems of a theological character. III. While forming a principal part of a large theological structure and system, each document is unique.
Jacob Neusner is Research Professor of Religion and Theology at Bard College and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard as well. He also is a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ, and Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, in England.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Sifra Parashat Vayyiqra Diburah deNedabah Chapter 4 Sifra Parashat Vayyiqra Diburah deHobah Chapter 5 Sifra Parashat Sav Chapter 6 Sifra Parashat Shemini Chapter 7 Sifra Parashat Tazria Chapter 8 Sifra Parashat Negaim Chapter 9 Sifra Parashat Mesora Chapter 10 Sifra Parashat Zabim Chapter 11 Sifra Parashat Ahare Mot Chapter 12 Sifra Parashat Qedoshim Chapter 13 Sifra Parashat Emor Chapter 14 Sifra Parashat Behar Chapter 15 Sifra Parashat Behuqotai Chapter 16 The Rabbinic Theology Not of, but in, Sifra. And What Does Sifra Contribute to the Theology of Rabbinic Judaism? Chapter 17 The Implicit (Philosophical) Theology of Sifra